News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. COP 21

    How Philippines recovered from disaster through decent work

    23 November 2015

    In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and as climate change exacerbates weather-related disasters around the globe, the ILO is working with local communities to make them more resilient to future storms. At the forthcoming Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), the ILO will advocate that the climate change and decent work agendas are mutually supportive.

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    ILO key messages for the COP21

    18 November 2015

    The ILO is calling for an explicit recognition in the Paris Agreement of the importance of decent work and of the need for a just transition for all.

  3. News

    Regional Forum on greening industries and green entrepreneurship in rural Africa

    17 November 2015

    This knowledge sharing and learning event for Africa attended by 80 participants from 29 countries was held from 9 – 13 November 2015 in Accra, Ghana.

  4. Event

    The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP21

  5. Press release

    ILO adopts guidelines on sustainable development, decent work and green jobs

    05 November 2015

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a decision concerning Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.

  6. News

    Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America

    04 November 2015

    The Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America was opened on Monday 3 November 2015 under the auspices of the United Nations System and the global initiative Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).

  7. Sustainable Development

    Cyril Cosme, Director of ILO's office in France, discusses green jobs on FranceTV's Soir 3 (french)

    30 October 2015

    Cyril Cosme, Director of ILO's office in France, discusses green jobs on FranceTV's Soir 3. He said, " the response to climate change can be a real opportunity for employment. [ ... ] In our studies , it is estimated that could create up to 15 to 60 million jobs."

  8. News

    Decent work and just transition to address climate change

    15 October 2015

    This was reinforced at a dialogue organized jointly with the Geneva Environment Network on 12 October 2015.

  9. G7 Meeting of Employment and Development Ministers

    ILO welcomes G7 steps to foster fair production in global supply chains

    13 October 2015

    Work related accidents and disease cost the world up to 4 per cent of GDP. The G7 moves forward in addressing the root causes in global supply chains.

  10. Greening economies

    Climate change is a world of work issue

    09 October 2015

    Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour for Barbados and chair of an ILO expert meeting on transitioning to a sustainable economy, spoke to ILO news about green jobs and decent work.